ACSONI’s Development Education Programme aims to utilise positive messages and images of Africa and Africans in raising awareness of development issues, and ACSONI is one of the signatories to the Code of Conduct on Images and Messages.
Who Are We?
An independent community organisation formed in 2003 to identify and respond to the needs and aspirations of people who are from the continent of Africa; the Caribbean and other African descendent nations. To read more please click here.
What Do We Do?
We work at a policy and operational level advocating, building capacity, providing support services and serving effectively as the voice of influence for the African, Caribbean and other related communities in Northern Ireland by building capacity, raising awareness of issues that negatively impact on the African and Caribbean communities and lobbying the government and NGOs in the area of policy development in Race Relations, Human Rights (Bill of Rights) and Equality issues.
Read About Our Work
To disseminate information gained during our work, we write press-releases, e-bulletins and publish our research reports which are available in our reports and archives pages.
Who Funds Our Work?
We are grateful to our numerous funders, including the Office of the First and Deputy Ministers of Northern Ireland, the European Community Development Fund, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Community Relations Council, the Belfast City Council and others.
How to Get Involved
We are always looking for keen and enthusiastic volunteers to perform various functions including events management, clerical work, strategic management and other organisational tasks. Training may be available. For further details please contact us.